Robert Crawford, a sheep and beef farmer from Gore, was one of ten recyclers to win during the recent Agrecovery container promotion. He started recycling around 2011 and says that taking the empty agrichemical and drench containers in for recycling is pretty convenient.

“It’s just as easy to take them into town as to do anything else with them,” explains Robert. “The staff at Advanced Agriculture in Gore are really helpful and the whole process is pretty pain free.”

The Crawfords have been farming Arauatu, their 200 ha property in Gore, for the last 14 years, and say that while they don’t have a lot of containers, the empty containers they do use need to go somewhere: “We don’t need them cluttering up the farm and we don’t like the alternative of landfilling, particularly when recycling doesn’t cost us anything.

“In fact, it’s just the opposite when you win a $500 voucher for your efforts!”

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